# How far is Kigali from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Kigali (Kigali International Airport) is 471 miles / 759 kilometers / 410 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Kigali (KGL) is 736 miles / 1185 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 16 hours 21 minutes.

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## Distance from Nairobi to Kigali

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Nairobi to Kigali. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 471.473 miles
• 758.762 kilometers
• 409.699 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 470.973 miles
• 757.958 kilometers
• 409.265 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

## How long does it take to fly from Nairobi to Kigali?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kigali International Airport is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Kigali International Airport (KGL)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Kigali generates about 94 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 94 kilograms equals 208 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Nairobi to Kigali

See the map of the shortest flight path between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Kigali International Airport (KGL).

## Airport information

Origin Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: NBO
ICAO Code: HKJK
Coordinates: 1°19′9″S, 36°55′40″E
Destination Kigali International Airport
City: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
IATA Code: KGL
ICAO Code: HRYR
Coordinates: 1°58′7″S, 30°8′22″E